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Royal 97001 new brushroll issue hitting green light mechanism
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Post# 383166   12/27/2017 at 14:24 (295 days old) by Steve (Makawao)        

I bought a replacement Royal OEM brushroll from eBay vendor. All wood $30 delivered.
I contacted him in advance to be certain that his OEM brushroll was the right one for my 97001. He assured me it was. It is not as it hits on the inside of green light mechanism. Because it seems nearly impossible with much looking to find a new brushroll decided to modify the new one to make it work. It only required cutting off two brushes from one end so it does not hit. Very easy with coping saw and side cutters.

I still don't have functionality of the green light but can probably harvest the magnetic part off old brushroll. Has anyone done this before. These old vacuums are so much better that the junk sold now. We also have a Meile, that works fine on bare floors and is sealed perfectly but its cheap plastic and useless on carpet...

Post# 383243 , Reply# 1   12/29/2017 at 01:18 (294 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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No you can trim the brush so it doesn’t hit the sensor, but there’s no good way of moving that magnet thing to a brush without one. I was never satisfied with the light not glowing so I got the right brush.

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Post# 383255 , Reply# 2   12/29/2017 at 12:21 (293 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Here's the part number according to TTI
See if the brush roller you got matches that.

Post# 383283 , Reply# 3   12/30/2017 at 12:35 (292 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The correct brush roll should be:


Post# 383459 , Reply# 4   1/2/2018 at 16:58 (289 days old) by Steve (Makawao)        

Ben you are correct as the number of individual brushes on the magnetic end is only 8 unlike the others that are 9 or 10. This prevents the spinning brush from hitting on the inside of the green light mechanism. One would think the vacuum sellers would know about this since they sell so many different ones but they do not. I am curious on how you were able to locate the correct one?? I tried diligently to research it without success.

Post# 383464 , Reply# 5   1/2/2018 at 18:44 (289 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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If you are having trouble finding one of these locally, you can call Royal's customer service hotline at 1-800-321-1134 and they may be able to conjure your nearest Royal dealership. Be sure to give them the part number, #2673274000, that you want.


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